Sunday, July 21, 2013

Happy Birthday Little P !

Four years ago today I was lurking round Darwin hospital waiting to finally meet Little P. After the initial shock of his creation had worn off , I threw myself into the idea of being a grandma with gusto, starting with choosing a Nanna name that didn't make me sound ancient. That's why I'm Bella. Plus I liked the idea that Little P would be speaking Italian from an early age. 

I was actually present the moment  he popped into the world to say hello for the first time. And I was determined to be the coolest grand parent ever. My love for him was instant.  So please indulge this very proud Bella for just this one post while I tell you all about how fabulous our grandson Ethan (Yes- he does have an actual name ) actually is. 


First hold and already the coolness is evident. 


 Mr. P and I adore this little guy beyond all reason. 


He's gutsy and will try anything once. 


He's good at sharing


He's into arts and crafts 


He's cute and likes chocolate 


And wants to be Fireman Sam when he grows up


He can swim like a fish 

he has a sense of humour (an essential asset in the Pyjamas family ) 


And he loves to bake and just hang with the people he loves.

Happy 4th Birthday Little Dude. We love you because you make our world a better (and funnier)place. Everything is brighter with you around.  

32 comments:

Noela said...

Great post Shay. Grandchildren are wonderful and bring such love and joy into our lives. Hugs......

Cindy said...

Well Happy Birthday, Ethan!! What a beautiful post! I don't have any grandchildren yet, but I am soooo looking forward to the day. Thank you for sharing yours! :)

Suzan said...

Sweet post. Ethan is pretty lucky to have such loving (and cool!)grandparents.

Jennifer said...

Four already! Happy birthday, Ethan P.....have a great day with lots of cake.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Happy Birthday to the world's coolest 4 year old, Little P! Such a personality...have a fun day with lots of pressies (as if Bella would see you go short), cake and fairy bread :)

audrey said...

What a sweetheart! Happy B-day to your little guy.:)

thea said...

Happy Birthday Little P! What a sweet and fun grandson you have. One of the four cutest kids in the world, if you ask me! Thanks for sharing him with the rest of us!

Marie said...

Happy Birthday Ethan!! You are a cool dude.

AnnieO said...

He's a darling! No wonder he occupies so much of your hearts :)

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday Little P! Your Bella is quite right about you being cute. You just keep getting cuter and I love it when she posts about you!

xo -E

Dee said...

Happy birthday Ethan

Shay, I love your reasons for being called Bella, who wouldn't love having a bilingual grandchild from an early age ?

Michelle Ridgway said...

Happy birthday sweet little man and congrats on having a very cool and loving 'Bella'.

Shevvy said...

Oh darling, they brought a tear to my eye. Give him a squeeze and a kiss from the other side of the world for me x

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday Ethan! Four is pretty cool. My youngest is four. They are so full of questions and understanding and still love their Mummies and Bellas with such gusto. And show their affection liberally!

Leanne said...

Absolutely WONDERFUL post.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Happy 4th Birthday Little P!! We love you too!!

Mistea said...

sweet birthday dreams little P.
I bet you had a fantastic day with your super cool pyjama family.

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday little P, I remember when my boy was was a nice little boy, now he's a smelly biggish boy with a smart mouth I'm hoping in a couple of years that the nice boy will return. And are you sure that he isn't going to be the incredible hulk when he grows up.

melissa said...

He is gorgeous! and very lucky to have such an awesome Nana...oops Bella! Happy Birthday Ethan!!
xxx

nanci said...

Lovely, Shay. First grandchild in my life was a girl.. I could not stop crying from happiness. I remember L P's progress as his proud Bella tells us how clever this little guy is and those wonderful photos. You do still need two days rest after spending tim with him don't you? Thanks for the lovely post.

Marg said...

Happy Birthday Little P. love those photos of you with him Shay. You need more!!!
I wish you were my grandma, you'd be awesome and you would be older than me!!!

Sue SA said...

Nice to know that grandkids bring as much joy into your world as children do. Happy birthday Ethan!

Jenni Mills said...

Yes ... a big happy birthday to a very cool looking dude.

Lorraine said...

Happy Birthday Little P....you are indeed lucky to have the coolest granny...sorry...Bella.. going around :)

Kirsten's Cooking said...

He is the quintessential little man. Enthusiastic, talented, sporty, and just plain fun. I know you and Mr. P have impacted his personality greatly. He's lucky to have you and you, him,

Happy Birthday to Ethan. Can't wait to see what fun things you get into this year with him!

One of my favorite posts of yours :)

P. said...

Such a sweet post for sweet Little P! I hope he had a wonderful birthday. So if you're Bella (great name, btw), what does he call his grandpa?

Kate said...

Happy Belated birthday to Little P! Wow, he's 4 already! They grow up so fast.

The Chicken's Consigliere said...

Happy Birthday Little P. Hi QIMP:-)

Larri said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Little P!
Did you know, on the day you were born, the #1 Song in Australia was "Boom Boom Pow" by the Black Eyed Peas? Have your Bella play it for you while you two dance around the room. Hope your day was absolutely fabulous! :)

Katy Cameron said...

You're obviously dragging him up well in the coolness stakes ;o)

Cynthia Landrie said...

What a beautiful little boy. You are a great Bella. You will always be there for him no matter what and that is what count, my friend.

Lizbeth McGow said...

Happy Birthday little dude! Anyone who loves chocolate is a friend of mine! My little one (he turned 5 a few weeks ago) loves to help around the kitchen and never misses an episode of Fireman Sam! Congrats Grandma...scratch that...Bella!...Bellissima!